A Rocha International coordinates a network of 22 like-minded A Rocha Organizations around the world, each demonstrating that practical conservation is a normal part of the Christian faith. These ‘signpost projects’ aim to inspire people of any faith and none about what is possible when we work together for the good of the planet, its creatures and human communities. Working with and through communities, our projects on the ground are protecting wildlife and restoring habitats, offering stories of hope to some of the massive challenges that face nature and people alike.
Cooperation is always a key part of A Rocha’s work. So, just as we seek to work in partnership at a local level, we also hope to tell the conservation story better through ConservationNOW – to communicate more effectively internationally and through social media tools.
The Church has been described as the world’s largest NGO and is one of our key audiences. Our vision is to wake it up to its responsibility and the Biblical mandate for nature conservation. We think joining with others and helping to spread good conservation news will help in that task, and fits with our strapline of ‘Conservation and hope’. The bringing of hope is a vital part of A Rocha’s mission, as it’s deeply rooted in our Christian identity. If conservationists are to inspire hope for the earth and the kind of blood, sweat and tears that make a difference, we need loving and hopeful songs and stories too.
If you haven't seen them already, do take a look at the stunning images from the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
The overall winner, by Yongqing Bao, shows the moment before a Tibetan Fox attacks a Himalayan Marmot. #WPY55 https://t.co/w1ZxvxuZ9M
And Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 is... Yongqing Bao.
Selected from over 48,000 entries, Yongqing’s shot frames a battle for survival. Combining humour & horror, the image captures an unforgettable moment between a Tibetan fox and a marmot.
Congrats, Yongqing! #WPY55 https://t.co/72Hn83MsCf